COVID-19 Pantry Recipe: Corn & Black Bean Quesadilla!

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, work, interact, and especially, how we eat. In the midst of these times, the food we eat and the way that we eat it has been altered to fit the lifestyle changes we’ve been forced to implement. Whether it’s not being able to get to the store, not being able to find what you need when you do get there, or not being able to eat out at your favorite restaurants, the way we eat continues to change every single day.


With the increase in at-home cooking, this may be the perfect time to use those classic pantry items you may often overlook. Doing so can both extend your wallet and create a nutritious meal that you and the entire family will love. This recipe uses 4 everyday staple items that are nutrient-dense and that you are sure to have in your home.


These black bean and corn quesadillas pack a nutritious punch and can be modified in numerous ways depending on what ingredients are at your disposal. The classic quesadilla includes canned black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cheese. If you do have some fresh vegetables at home, it can be modified and made into black bean and corn stuffed peppers using fresh red bell peppers and brown rice. Both recipes are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamin C, and Calcium. Enjoy this quick and easy meal you are sure to love!

Emma Gellerstedt

Emma Gellerstedt

Eat Greater Des Moines Intern